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For your last four character journal entries, you will get no hints in the form of number of errors to correct. Your teacher will show you your errors, but you will need to proofread closely before turning in your work because you will be graded on the first draft of what you turn in.

The good news is that your teacher will take your three highest scores and discount the lowest. So the best strategy is to: 1) proofread very carefully, 2) wait until you get feedback before writing your next entry, and 3) apply what you learned from your mistakes to successive entries.

This quarter we are reading: The Diary of Anne Frank Drama

"I know it's terrible trying to have any faith when people are doing such horrible... But you know what I sometimes think? I think the world may be going through a phase, the way I was with mother. It'll pass. Maybe not hundreds of years, but someday. - I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are really good at heart. "
-Anne Frank


Standards for the quarter

Grade 8 - Reading:Literature

Anne Frank

CCR.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1, Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2, Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.3, Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4, Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.6, Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.7, Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10, By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Grade 6-8 - Grades 6-12 Literacy - Writing

Anne Frank

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2, Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2a, Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2b, Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2c, Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2d, Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2e, Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.4, Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.5, With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.6, Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.9, Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection, and research.

CCR.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.10, Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.